Senate Dems undercut Schumer’s claims of unity on tax hikes: ‘We don’t have an agreement’

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2021
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Members of Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer’s leadership team contradicted his claims Thursday that Democrats had agreed to a “framework” of tax hikes to pay for a $3.5 trillion expansion of the federal welfare state.

Mr. Schumer’s closest allies, including Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, said they had not seen the framework or agreed to its contents.

“I haven’t seen it,” said Mr. Durbin, Illinois Democrat.

He was among several in the leadership team who said they weren’t part of an agreement.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, who chairs the Senate Democratic Policy...

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